Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.
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Enchantment

When he left the world of observance, a young San Franciscan took with him the trops for chanting Torah and applied them to the works of Walt Whitman

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Taking Aim

In his immensely ambitious debut novel, Adam Levin sets his sights on a new Goliath: the American Jewish canon

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Beyond Repair

Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world,” as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is?

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More Sadsack Jews For Your Buck

Todd Solondz’s ‘Life During Wartime’

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The Great Intern Search

Apply to work at Tablet Magazine

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Burned by Bernie

The controversial new Madoff play may be obscene, but that’s why it’s great

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Homeland Insecurity

Young Jewish anti-Zionists struggle to find community

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The Great Intern Search

Apply to work at Tablet Magazine

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My Favorite Things

How I learned to love Tisha B’av

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Singing Sensation

Moishe Oysher, a midcentury cantor and performer, is enjoying an unexpected second act

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Does Israel Belong at Gay Pride?

Upcoming Toronto parade begs question

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Sundown: Drake Smacks Down Matisyahu

Plus, what’s new with the Palestinians, and a Talmudic inquiry

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Boycotting Hits the Mainstream

‘Forward’ and J Street folks debate tactics with lefties

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An Unaffiliate Stands Before the Law

Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’

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The Strangest Shabbos You’ve Ever Seen

Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’

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Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators

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The Yiddish Robin Hood

New musical has a greedy Jew, but in the neighborly way

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Shift in Focus

Tired of glossy magazines, photographer Harry Borden turned his attention—and lens—toward Holocaust survivors

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‘Holy Rollers’ Sacrifices Intrigue and Precision

For slightly oversweetened morality play

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Did Inna Grade Leave a Will?

Yiddish writer’s papers may wind up in Jerusalem

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DAWN 2010 Celebrates Shavuot

At the mystical intersection of Judaism and science

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Field Study: Why Shavuot is All But Ignored Across America

The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?

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The Evolution of the Jewish Asshole

Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’

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Keeper of the Flame

Few writers have had champions as fierce as Chaim Grade’s widow, Inna Grade, who died earlier this month

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Academic Question

San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Iran?

Elliott Abrams wants ‘crippling sanctions’ … for now

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